Help needed in eco build/permaculture gardens on northern NSW beach community. Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Jo and Giri are part of a large intentional off grid community on Australia's East Coast, New South Wales,half way between Sydney and Brisbane ( about 3 hours SOUTH of Byron Bay,NSW,4 hours North of Newcastle.NSW).

    We live 5 min walk to Beach ( fishing , surf) in a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by National Park with beautiful walks and canoeing.
    Community activities include: , yoga,bush regeneration, community help group, weeding native regeneration group, guerilla gardening group,music jams, etc.

    We are doing small building jobs,so any carpenters,builders/handy persons, masons,plumbers ,solar electricians would be warmly welcomed! There's plenty of handyman type jobs around the place.We are mixing cement to build a beautiful medieval stone and brick wall(inspired by earthship) with recycled building waste inside.You need to be fit as the work is physical and can be challenging and hard.It helps if you are used to physical work !

    We also work in the surrounding grounds,vegetable garden, orchard,food forest ,weed management, harvesting, mulching , seeding and topping up hugel kultures and permaculture inspired gardeners or people interested in deep ecology, self reliant , sustainable lifestyle welcome .

    Giri works in the arts health industry as a performer musician,creative engagement specialist working in aged care, hospitals or community venues,speaks italian and some french and loves learning languages. Jo is a counsellor specialising in conscious parenting and NVC (Non Violent communication) .

    Entire community is off grid -we use solar power.
    You are welcome to eat with us (we eat a varied diet including meat) or you can prepare your own.
    Accomodation is caravan.

    Free wifi at Community House open 24/7.
    Non smoking inside.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience in; permaculture vegetable garden and tree maintenance, building work labouring,construction skills. Harvesting,weeding ,feeding ,seeding, composting, subtropical weed and vegetable identifying, etc.Be part of a team working together, solving challenges to establish an off -grid permaculture homestead in an intentional community.

  • Help


    Volunteer hours vary according to what is current.- about 5 hours (plus your choice organising your own hours-breaks ,morning/afternoon tea . We like to work hard and effective ( but make it varied and interesting) and have a great meal at the end of the day. We like to laugh and enjoy ourselves. Sometimes you may be working on your own. Good to have long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat for working outside, also gloves or we can provide these items and other safety equipment as required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Variety of Accommodation; large caravan, with queen size comfortable double bed (can add a single), or hut with queen size double bed ,hammock + also other options nearby.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a Community Co-operative Wildlife Sanctuary- 5 min stroll to Beach ( fishing , surf) . We are also surrounded by National Park with beautiful walks and canoeing.
    Community activities include: yoga,bush regeneration, weeding native regeneration group, music jams, etc.We are surrounded by wildlife; the surrounding bush is home to huge variety of birds,goannas,snakes,occasional spiders ,dingoes ,possums,bush mammals etc of all types.

    If arriving by bus or train nearest stop on the south is URUNGA,
    to the north its COFFS HARBOUR.We can pick you up in our car.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 943193191949